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Humulin N

Humulin N

INDICATIONS

HUMULIN N is an intermediate-acting recombinant human insulin indicated to improve glycemic control in adults and pediatric patients with diabetes mellitus.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Important Administration Instructions

Inspect HUMULIN N visually before use. It should not contain particulate matter and should appear uniformly cloudy after mixing. Do not use HUMULIN N if particulate matter is seen.

Route of Administration

HUMULIN N should only be administered subcutaneously. Administer in the subcutaneous tissue of the abdominal wall, thigh, upper arm, or buttocks. To reduce the risk of lipodystrophy, rotate the injection site within the same region from one injection to the next [see ADVERSE REACTIONS]. Do not administer HUMULIN N intravenously or intramuscularly and do not use HUMULIN N in an insulin infusion pump.

Dosage Information

Individualize and adjust the dosage of HUMULIN N based on the individual's metabolic needs, blood glucose monitoring results and glycemic control goal.

Dosage adjustments may be needed with changes in physical activity, changes in meal patterns (i.e., macronutrient content or timing of food intake), changes in renal or hepatic function or during acute illness [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS, and Use In Specific Populations].

Dosage Adjustment Due To Drug Interactions

Dosage adjustment may be needed when HUMULIN N is coadministered with certain drugs [see DRUG INTERACTIONS].

Dosage adjustment may be needed when switching from another insulin to HUMULIN N [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].

Instructions for Mixing with Other Insulins

HUMULIN N may be used with a prandial insulin if indicated. HUMULIN N may be mixed with HUMULIN R or HUMALOG before injection.

  • If HUMULIN N is mixed with HUMULIN R, HUMULIN R should be drawn into the syringe first. Injection should occur immediately after mixing.
  • If HUMULIN N is mixed with HUMALOG, HUMALOG should be drawn into the syringe first. Injection should occur immediately after mixing.

HOW SUPPLIED

Dosage Forms And Strengths

HUMULIN N injectable suspension: 100 units per mL (U-100) is available as:

  • 10 mL vials
  • 3 mL prefilled pens

HUMULIN N 100 units per mL (U-100) is available as:

10 mL vials NDC 0002-8315-01 (HI-310)
5 x 3 mL prefilled pen NDC 0002-8730-59 (HP-8730)

Storage And Handling

Protect from heat and light. Do not freeze. Do not use after the expiration date.

Not In-Use (Unopened) HUMULIN N Vials

Refrigerated

Store in a refrigerator (36° to 46°F [2° to 8°C]), but not in the freezer. Do not use if it has been frozen.

Room Temperature

If stored at room temperature, below 86°F (30°C) the vial must be discarded after 31days.

In-Use (Opened) HUMULIN N Vials

Refrigerated

Store in a refrigerator (36° to 46°F [2° to 8°C]), but not in the freezer. Do not use if it has been frozen. Vials must be used within 31 days or be discarded, even if they still contain HUMULIN N.

Room Temperature

If stored at room temperature, below 86°F (30°C) the vial must be discarded after 31 days, even if the vial still contains HUMULIN N.

Not In-Use (Unopened) HUMULIN N Pen

Refrigerated

Store in a refrigerator (36° to 46°F [2° to 8°C]), but not in the freezer. Do not use if it has been frozen.

Room Temperature

If stored at room temperature, below 86°F (30°C) the pen must be discarded after 14 days.

In-Use (Opened) HUMULIN N Pen

Refrigerated

Do NOT store in a refrigerator.

Room Temperature

Store at room temperature, below 86°F (30°C) and the pen must be discarded after 14 days, even if the pen still contains HUMULIN N. See storage table below:

  Not In-Use (Unopened) Refrigerated Not In-Use (Unopened) Room Temperature In-Use (Opened)
10 mL vial Until expiration date 31 days 31 days, refrigerated/room temperature
3 mL pen Until expiration date 14 days 14 days, room temperature. Do not refrigerate.

Marketed by: Lilly USA, LLC Indianapolis, IN 46285, USA

Last reviewed on RxList: 1/27/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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